Politics & Media
Nov 16, 2009, 10:07AM

Ah, there's hope yet

A boy in Arkansas refuses to say the Pledge of Allegiance until gays and lesbians have equal rights.

Will Phillips isn't like other boys his age. For one thing, he's smart. Scary smart. A student in the West Fork School District in Washington County, he skipped a grade this year, going directly from the third to the fifth. When his family goes for a drive, discussions are much more apt to be about Teddy Roosevelt and terraforming Mars than they are about Spongebob Squarepants and what's playing on Radio Disney.


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